The Origin of the Beret - Page 2




 
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December 10th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Can't say the same for the Airborne Maroon ones

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Originally Posted by devilwasp
The beret is fantastic, i mean its great for concealment at night or day.
You can stay hidden even with out cam on it because of its colour.
I dont see why people think it is stupid.
December 10th, 2004  
egoz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by devilwasp
The beret is fantastic, i mean its great for concealment at night or day.
You can stay hidden even with out cam on it because of its colour.
I dont see why people think it is stupid.
when i think of any kind of cover and camo then the first thing i think of is trying to break up the shape of the human head. the human head is the most recognizable shape to any other human. so if it does act as a form of camo, then it has to be more than color. at the same time i'm trying to think of current US SF teams that wear a beret in combat. i've always seen them with boonie hats.
December 10th, 2004  
Pete031
 
 
The Beret at first was used by more special units as a way of telling them apart from other units... The SAS have a sand colored beret because of their desert work in WW2... Airborne units have a maroon one again, to tell them apart from other units... Different countries have different makes of Berets aswell... In Canada, the rule is basically: the smaller the beret the better, because you don't have all that material hanging down over you face (which looks really stupid) But some counties wear them that way ie: the Pakistanis... They have HUGE berets... The only unit that I have seen where Beret's operationally are the Royal Marines, but most of the time they wear their Bush hat... also the Green Berets in Vietnam used to wear them. But as for the origin of the Beret I'm not sure.. Definitely from the French.. Not the Scottish, they wore Bal Morrals and Glen Garries, not Berets.
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December 10th, 2004  
Snauhi
 

Topic: Re: The Origin of the Beret


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Originally Posted by EuroSpike
Beret is the worst military hat i know. 100% stupid invention. Ok, maybe it can look good in a parade if weared well and properly but doesn't fit any other use.
i totaly think a opposite.
December 10th, 2004  
beardo
 
me too
December 10th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Uh... can I have my helmet please?
December 10th, 2004  
catalinargonzalez
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
Here is the straight skinny on the origin of the beret, at least in US military use. I think you will be surprised by the answer. It seems that it was as close to a bare head as one could get and still have room for insignia. No starch or plumes to catch on brush so concealment was easier.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/.../u/unform5.asc

http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/gener...rethistory.htm
Oh wow, thanks for the info!
December 10th, 2004  
devilwasp
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by egoz
when i think of any kind of cover and camo then the first thing i think of is trying to break up the shape of the human head. the human head is the most recognizable shape to any other human. so if it does act as a form of camo, then it has to be more than color. at the same time i'm trying to think of current US SF teams that wear a beret in combat. i've always seen them with boonie hats.
How can you see it if it blends in with the surrounding area, i mean you wouldnt notice a green beret in long grass would you?
Hell even just DPM's and black berets work, i hid from marines on a escape and evasion exercise and they stood less than 30 feet away on a container looking over the ground.
December 10th, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by catalinargonzalez
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
Here is the straight skinny on the origin of the beret, at least in US military use. I think you will be surprised by the answer. It seems that it was as close to a bare head as one could get and still have room for insignia. No starch or plumes to catch on brush so concealment was easier.

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/.../u/unform5.asc

http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/gener...rethistory.htm
Oh wow, thanks for the info!
So it seems the first known military use was in 1644 in the English civil wars at the battle of Marston Moors.
December 12th, 2004  
Sea_Cadet
 
I love my beret it is awesome I have a red one, a maroon one, a green one, and the standard issue black beret.

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